Monday, June 27, 2016

Spare a thought for pets and owners sleeping rough this winter

Pets in the Park
The winter cold bites.

It might be summer in the Northern hemisphere, but downunder it what we call freezing* (*our threshold for cold might be slightly higher). My family has it good – I get up early, feed them and turn the heater on and there they sit, snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug, in their little warmth comas. But not everyone has the luxury of a home. Spare a thought for our homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness populations.

Pets in the Park is an organisation that supports these people and their companion animals. I know I’ve blogged about it before, but yesterday I was reminded just how important PITP is. It was a tad chilly in the outdoor clinic – not that I was complaining - and one of the clients said to me (without any hint of bitterness) “at least you can go inside soon”. He and his dog are sleeping rough. PITP supports people who really are in need. Not only were animals vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and treated as needed for other conditions, the PITP volunteers were also giving out blankets and doggy jumpers to keep everyone warm.

So if you need any reminding about Pets in the Park or the fab work they do, or you want to support this important work, check out our links below.

Their facebook page which you can follow.